Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 125–128 | Cite as

Clinical office anesthesia: The use of propofol for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia

  • Brian Wm. Davies
  • Gary A. Pennington
  • Bahman Guyuron


Ambulatory surgery has become routine for many plastic surgery procedures. Anesthesia techniques including general anesthesia by inhalation and intravenous infusion and the dissociative technique have all been used successfully for outpatient anesthesia. Propofol (Diprivan), a relatively new agent, has proven to be a safe and effective general anesthesia agent for outpatient surgery. We report on our experience with propofol as an induction agent and continuous drip for general anesthesia maintenance in 100 consecutive outpatient, plastic surgery procedures performed in an office facility. Assessment factors were recovery-room time, nausea and vomiting in the recovery room and at home, hallucinations, patients' recollection of anesthesia experience, and overall patient satisfaction.

Key words

Ambulatory surgery General anesthesia Propofol (Diprivan) anesthetic agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Wm. Davies
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gary A. Pennington
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bahman Guyuron
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.AkronUSA
  2. 2.ClevelandUSA

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